Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The answers

Here they are, read them and weep:

General knowledge:
1. The Oval (bet the groundsman loved that)
2. George Best
3. They're all nicknamed The Iron
4. Jimmy Hill
5. Ipswich Town
6. Hull (BoothFERry pARK)
7. Andrei Kanchelskis
8. Lewes
9. Rochdale
10. 1965 - Kilmarnock won it

Kilmarnock v Real Madrid in the European Cup after their title triumph. They managed a solid 2-2 draw at home before getting hammered 5-1 at the Bernabeu.

Daft corporate names:
11. The Abbey Business Stadium - Cheltenham Town, otherwise known as Whaddon Road
12. Playmobil-Arena - Greuther Fuerth (a little bit obscure, I know)
13. Signal Iduna Park - Borussia Dortmund, better known as the Westfalenstadion
14. Fitness First Stadium - Bournemouth, Dean Court
15. Home Depot Center - LA Galaxy and Chivas USA

Continuing the stupid corporate names theme, here's Histon's beautifully glazed GlassWorld Stadium

World football:
16. Rubin Kazan, Zenit Peterburg and Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz
17. David Moyes on Yakubu Aiyegbeni
18. 15 players were chucked out
19. The Anglo-Italian Cup
20. There were still three winners of the Intertoto, but the team that got furthest in the Uefa Cup got the trophy. Since this was usually determined several months after the Intertoto had finished, no-one cared. The last trophy Newcastle won, incidentally.
21. Dario Simic
22. Steaua Bucharest and Red Star Belgrade

Kiddy Harriers round:
23. The first full England game was a friendly against Brazil (1-1), but I accepted the U21 game against Italy (3-3)
24. He was serving time for causing death by dangerous driving. It says something about the relationship between professional sport and basic morality that Oldham offered him a contract while he was still inside.
25. 1955


Tie-break: Very funny contributions, but so as not be libellous, here's a flavour of the best ones. Put them together and create your own: Karaoke, Thaksin Shinawatra, rescuing girls from precarious situations, hairy chests and red faces.

The winner, with a very impressive 21, was Rob Marrs. I should really have expected that, seeing as how his excellent quiz gave me the idea.

I'll be blogging a bit more about football in the near future. Being in Germany has cut me off from the Premiership a bit, but expect a piece about German fans as soon as I remember to get some Union Berlin tickets. Hertha have the better stadium, but watching them is miserable at the moment - nine points from 18 games so far. In the meantime, here's one of the great goalscoring goalkeepers, Jose Luis Chilavert:

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